Up to £2000 is now available for sporting stars up to the age of 25 in Conwy in Gwynedd from the CofioRobin Memorial Trust. Awarded twice a year, the application process is now open for the latest round of funding.
The charity was founded in memory of Robin Llyr Evans – a young lad of 20 years old embarking on an adventure – 15 months travelling to tennis tournaments all over the world working for Hawk-Eye. Unfortunately, two months into his adventure in September 2015, it came to an abrupt end when Robin had an accident in a newly built stadium in Wuhan, China.
The family wanted to establish something special in his memory – something that would reflect the zest that Robin had for life and his unparalleled interest in sports and people. It was decided to establish a charity to provide financial support to individuals from North West Wales who excel in any aspect of sports. Grants would be provided to these individuals to help them with the high costs involved with travelling and training.
Who can apply? – The fund is available to all individuals under 25 years old who have lived for over three years in Gwynedd and/or Conwy. These individuals must have already be proficient in their chosen discipline and aspiring to compete at the highest level.
The application must be supported by a trainer/referee.
What does the grant fund? – The money allocated can subsidise travelling costs, further training opportunities or anything that contributes towards improving the individual’s performance.
How much? – The amount available to successful individuals varies from £200 to £2,000 depending on the number of applications received and each individual’s needs.
When? – Grants are awarded twice a year. The latest deadline is March 31st.
How to apply? – Click here for the application form.
For more information on the charity and to donate, please visit the CofioRobin website.